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OHIO BUCKEYE
Aesculus glabra

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Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA

General Notes

Branches droop but resist breakage. The state tree of Ohio. Leaves and twigs produce a slightly unpleasant odor when crushed. Seeds and young leaves are poisonous and the bark is toxic. A beautiful yet dangerously toxic tree to humans and livestock.

Has Unpleasant Leaf fragrance.

Native to Midwestern United States.

Family: Sapindaceae
Previously listed in the Hippocastanaceae family.

Additional Common Names

OHIO BUCKEYE, FETID BUCKEYE, STINKING BUCKEYE

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 50 - 75 feet.

Width: 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Palmately Compound, Green, Gold or Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Nut in Spiny Husk.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 7.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet but Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Poisonous Health Hazard.

Attracts Mammals.

Special Uses & Values

Shade Tree or Buffer Strip.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Aesculus glabra Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 23, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/aesculus-glabra >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.